Despite the increase in number of anti-ageing skincare products in the market, people also like to go back to natural and traditional treatments from time to time. If you too are one of those people who like to give their skin a break from all the additional products, you are in for a treat with the Kobido massage.
Kobido, which translates as 'ancient voice of beauty' is an Asian massage, introduced in the 14th century by a Japanese empress who wanted to keep her complexion glowing. It combines soothing massage with dermopuncture - an acupressure technique using the fingertips to apply pressure to points on the face. As with many Asian beauty rituals, kobido goes beyond simple care: it's a regime that creates an overall sense of well-being.
A kobido facial massage boosts the complexion and combats ageing skin. It plumps up and smoothes the skin, while brightening its tone - just as a facelift would. By using massage techniques that combine pressure, smoothing, rubbing and pinching, the skin is deeply stimulated and drained. The face is oxygenated while toxins and dead cells are removed. The skin finds it glow. Kobido facial massages also reduce muscle tension, thereby improving the skin's suppleness and elasticity.
A kobido session usually begins with a light scrub to cleanse the skin of impurities. Once purified, the skin is massaged using palpation, which is a technique that helps to eliminate stress. Next, the face's acupuncture points are stimulated using the kobido massage technique. Each facial area is thoroughly massaged including the top of the head and the neck to stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation. In addition, this frees the face of muscular tension, thus helping reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
The kobido massage benefits not only the skin's appearance but also the entire body by rebalancing its energies. This massage has other beneficial powers for your overall health like fighting stress, relieving headaches, and decreasing some digestive system problems.
Discover Trends and Tips
Keep Your Skin Happy